Seabury Quinn mentor Nambi Kelley has her adapted play “Native Son” in Yale Rep’s new season. Playbill writes, “Also in the fall, Yale Rep. will stage Nambi E. Kelley’s Native Son, adapted from the novel by Richard Wright. Kelley’s acclaimed drama about freedom, oppression, and justice in Chicago’s South Side during the 1930s will play November 24–December 16.”
Nambi Kelley will be on OU’s campus from April 20th-22nd and will also be featured with the other mentors at the lunchbag that Friday.
Congrats Nambi! Can’t wait for you to get here!
More about Nambi
Nambi Kelley has performed on regional stages across the country, internationally, including many shows at the Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, and has been seen on several television shows, including Elementary, Person of Interest, Madam Secretary, Chicago PD, and will be guest starring on NBC’s Chicago Justice airing this spring. Also an accomplished playwright, Nambi has penned plays for Steppenwolf and Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Lincoln Center in New York, and internationally. Kelley is currently playwright in residence at the National Black Theatre in New York and is working on an adaptation of Toni Morrison’s Jazz to be produced at Baltimore’s Center Stage in May 2017. Her Native Son and short play Dead of Night: The Execution Of (commissioned by The New Black Fest) were both recently published by Sam French and are both slated for several productions across the country next season. www.nambikelley.com